Ibeyi have returned with Away Away, delivering a surprise new visual for the track that gives us a preview of their upcoming second album (which lands later this year).
Of the song, Ibeyi’ Naomi tells Fader (who premiered the track) that the cut “reflects on a time when [Ibeyi’s] Lisa was gazing out her window and thinking about the permanent flow of creation and destruction”, with Lisa adding “We are witnesses of the world’s craziness (which is sonically symbolized by the sirens in the track) and we wonder if the promises of better days will be kept. The chorus of ‘Away Away’ represents a burst of positive energy, us taking a conscious step towards movement and action because only the people can make good on that promise. The song culminates with a Yoruba chant for the Orisha Aggayu, a ferryman known for providing strength. Aggayu in nature ignites a violent eruption of volcanos, however, with the intention that the lava ultimately refertilizes the soil to create new life.”
Watch it below: